Wrexham Energy Centre

Enquiry received via post

Wrexham Energy Centre

Bangor on Dee Community Council - Denise Ford


Letter received from Bangor on Dee Community Council expressing concern regarding the applicants consultation.

Cyngor a roddwyd

Your letter is useful for us to monitor emerging issues in response to a pre-application proposal. As you will be aware, however, The Planning Inspectorate can accept this letter for information purposes only at this stage.
The proposed Wrexham Energy Centre project is currently at pre-application stage and is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in mid to late 2013.
I therefore encourage you to contact the developer directly at this stage of the process as this is the best time to influence a project. Before submitting an application, the developer is required to carry out extensive consultation on their proposals and therefore the developer will wish to hear your views on the project.
Before submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate, the developer is required to carry out extensive consultation on their proposals. This involves providing information about the proposal to various statutory and non statutory bodies and the wider community, responding to questions, listening to suggestions, and taking these into account to influence and inform the application ultimately submitted. The length of time taken to prepare and consult on the project will vary depending upon its scale and complexity.
Once the application has been formally submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State has 28 days to decide whether to ?accept? the application to proceed to examination. Part of this assessment will consider whether the applicant has adequately complied with their duty to have taken account of any relevant responses from persons they are required to consult under s42, 44 and 47 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended), which includes certain local authorities and statutory bodies, persons with interest in the land and members of the public.
I have attached copies of the following advice notes which may be of interest to you; these
include further information on the planning process:
Advice Note 8.1: How the process works
Advice Note 8.2: Responding to the developer?s pre-application consultation